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Seals Filmed Raping And Killing Penguins

by | 18th, November 2014

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IS Nothing Safe? Seals having sex with penguins.

Things are heating up in the cold climes of the sub-Antarctic. On a remote, and mostly desolate island, seals have been caught engaging in an extreme form of sexual behaviour.Specifically, they have been trying to have sex with penguins. More than one fur seal has been caught in the act, on more than one occasion. And it’s all been captured on film, with details being published in the journal Polar Biology.

Take care what you keep on your phones, Polar Biology readers.

On three separate occasions, a research team led by William A. Haddad and de Bruyn spotted young male seals sexually coercing what appeared to be healthy penguins of unknown gender.

Grooming?

All four known sexual incidents followed a common pattern. Each time a seal chased, captured and mounted the penguin. The seal then attempted copulation several times, lasting about five minutes each, with periods of rest in between.

Rape?

In three of the four recorded incidents the seal let the penguin go. But on one of the more recent occasions, the seal killed and ate the penguin after trying to mate with it.

To the clubs!



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